IPDR.org hosted an event last week to take a focused look at IPTV accounting and settlement. The event objectives included:
Understanding the requirements for IPTV accounting
- Summarizing challenges associated with all network data related aspects of IPTV
such as advertising, content settlement, user behavior, capacity
management, multimedia events, and other IPTV service components
- Developing technical specifications to address the needs of IPTV
overall accounting and settlement
- Creating an industry wide task force
comprised of leaders and contributors
IPDR plans to submit protocols to international groups such as the ITU and
3GPP for adoption as industry standards, according to Kelly Anderson, President of IPDR.org. Her group is working
especially closely with the IPTV Interoperability Forum of the Alliance for
Telecom Industry Solutions (ATIS), represented at the meeting. ATIS and IPDR
said last week that the American National Standards Group had approved as an
American national standard for trial use a generic IPDR specification for
billing applications for packet-based services on which ATIS had collaborated.
The presentations made at the event are available.
The Director of the TSB is holding a consultation
meeting on IPTV standardization on April 4-5 2006.